Saturday, January 1, 2011

My First Giveaway: A Companion for 2011


The idea has been going around my head for quite some time, but only in December I finally knew what to offer. I wanted to say thank you for all your lovely comments and that you come back regularly to my blog... so I was thinking of a giveaway, and of course it had to be something with my photography - and since this is the start of a new year, why not choosing a calendar?

I made a few calendars as Christmas presents - and one as my first giveaway (or "blog candy" as I so often read on other blogs, a name I love, makes me think of chocolate). Either way - giveaway or blog candy, this calendar is all about Yosemite, a national park I love with all my heart and I visit every year. Yosemite is one of the most divine places I know and I never tire of it. I especially love it in the winter when there are almost no crowds and quite some snow. It wasn't a stretch for me to come up with the idea of making a Yosemite calendar.


It is a 12-month calendar, one full-size photo for each month. The picture on top is one of the photos, and here is a sample page:


So, how can you get into the drawing? It's pretty easy.

- Just leave a comment to this post and you have chance #1 to win.

- Chance #2: Tell about the giveaway on Facebook, preferably with a direct link to this post. Leave a comment about this.

- Chance #3: Tell about it on your blog and link to this post, then leave a comment.

If you do all three chances you'd leave three separate comments to this post. This giveaway is for everyone, no matter where you live.

On Sunday, January 9th 2011, my daughter will pick a random number and the comment that matches that number is the lucky winner. Please make sure that I can contact you!

Good luck!!

36 comments:

Yvonne said...

Beautiful calendar! Thanks for the chance to win :)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Carol...this is so lovely, what a wonderful gift for someone. Happy New Year!

SandyM said...

What a wonderful idea, Carola. Happy New Year to you and your family. I don't have a personal blog, Carola, just a Facebook. ;o) Sandy and Jeff M.

see you there! said...

New year, original art work calendar, giveaway! Now thats what I call fun. Put my name in the hat please.

Darla

KatrinC said...

Wunderschoen! Und eine klasse Idee!

Alles Gute zum Neuen Jahr wuenscht Dir und Deiner Familie Deine Katrin

Amanda said...

This is a wonderful giveaway.. I am a huge Yosemite fan too.. We have an Ansel Adams of a snowy Half Dome over our fireplace. What a beautiful Calendar!! I will put your link on my next post and comment back then. Thank you so much. Happy 2011!

EMSFS said...

Great calender- I too love Yosemite- one of my favorite places from my childhood. Thanks for the giveaway.

emsfsemsfs at gmail dot com

foxysue said...

Dear Carola,

So lovely for your post to appear in my blog-roll again, I missed you.

Your calendar looks wonderful, so I'm in with a chance!

Happy New Year to you my friend, and to your family,

Love Sue x

Kelly said...

HI Carola! I like the idea of "blog candy"! And oooooh I love May - the textures, the colors!
Happy New Year!
~Kelly

gina said...

What a beautiful calendar -- you are a gifted photographer. Lovely idea to share it. Happy New Year!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Was für ein schöner Kalender, deine Fotos sind ein Traum - ich freue mich auf viele weitere in diesem Jahr :)

Marianne@RuffHaven said...

Beautiful photos ! I love Yosemite. We have been there a few times. This is an awesome piece of candy !

Rhonda said...

Wow, this is a fabulous giveaway! I not only love Yosemite, but your photography too! So here's my number 1 chance. Second one coming in a sec.

Rhonda said...

Okay, here's my second entry.I posted a link on my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/robanstudio

Linda R said...

Oh, this is a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity ;-)

Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points said...

Much too lovely! I want a chance to win!

Diana said...

Hi Carola, Love to win one of your beautiful calendars. Left a comment & link on facebook, too!

soraya nulliah said...

Dear Carola-I love your pics and what a wonderful idea. I hope you had a wonder-FULL holiday season and all the VERY VERY best in the new year-good health, love, happiness, creativity unleashed! I look forwrad to the new year with all of us in the blogging community. xxx

windrock studio said...

Yes, me too ... I would love to play!

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Valerie Weller said...

Stunning images Carola! Thanks for doing a giveaway and for sharing your work with us all. :D

Marcie said...

How exciting..and a wonderful way to celebrate your Yosemite photos. Welcome back..and wishing you and yours all the best this new year!

Marilyn said...

What a wonderful idea to make a calender of your photographs, I never thought of doing this. I really love the two photos from the calender you show here, your national parks are amazing as is your photography.
I don't need to be included in your giveaway as the postage to NZ would be too high but thank you for the offer.

JoZart said...

Oh, memories, memories... I visited Yosemite and it is a wonderful place.... I dream of going back one day. I would love to win that beautiful calendar to keep me happy until then,
thanks for the chance, Happy 2011.
Will add it to my side bar.
JoZarty

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Oooohhhhh....me, me , me , me! It looks gorgeous!

Christine E-E said...

Carola ~ I hope your holiday away from blogging was restful? I gather from your post, it was! I loved my "German Angel"... she's hanging out on my fireplace mantel with my other angels! Thank you so very much!!!
Our family has camped in Yosemite since our girls were babies... so having a chance to hang a calendar of pictures that aren't photos from someone who has passed (Ansel Adams) would be a treat! I will be posting on Facebook as I have several camping friends who don't blog & plan to post a link to your site from my blog...
BTW - WEEKWORD is SIMPLICITY... let me know if you can participate??

butlersabroad said...

Hi Carola, Absolutely beautiful calendar, I've linked you on my side bar of my blog. I love Yosemite but have only been once, it's still etched in my mind. Hope you had a great trip, look forward to seeing more photos in 2011.

Hugs
Brenda

Carrie Schmitt said...

Oh, how I've missed you and your photography! You could sell these, you know? ARe you? Anyway, I'm sorry that I disappeared for awhile. Being a single mom while my husband was across the country working was ROUGH! I hope I have more time to make connections with you and other flyers this year. Love the calendar idea! Brilliant!

Valerie Hart said...

Beautiful calendar Carola! Yay! Your first giveaway!

New Year blessings,
xoxo Valerie

The "L" in ELF said...

What a great first giveaway! Very creative and unique!

elffamilyblog at gmail dot com

Marci J said...

this is beautiful! Thank you for the chance, I sure would appreciate this hanging over my desk!

Meegan, Blue Moon Mama said...

Ohh, I definitely want to enter this contest. We use to drive up to Yosemite several times a year. It was one of our favorite places to visit. The most memorable visit was one late May day when it started unexpectedly snowing these huge gorgeous snowflakes. I'll never forget how beautiful it was. I'll be back to post when I get a change to do a Facebook shout out and blog entry about the giveaway!! Great idea

sil said...

Fantastic idea! Never seen Yosemite although I've been to USA in my youth. Bet you have great images in your calendar! :)

Roger and Jackie Harris said...

WOW, beautiful pictures Carola. As it happens I did not get a calendar yet. It's a joke in our family that everyone gets a calendar for Christmas. I thought that would through for a loop and only my husband received a calendar. One for his desk at work. A funny thing happen; they all were wondering where their calendar were. Families are a funny beast. See ya soon.

Roger and Jackie Harris said...

I had this huge comment and it disappeared. I guess David to help the old mom. I'd love to hang this amazing calendar up in my home. You take beautiful pictures. I didn't receive a 2011 Calendar for Christmas. It's been a running joke in our family that David always gets everyone a calendar for Christmas. I started this when he was a baby. This last Christmas we thought that we'd through everyone for a loop; Dad was the only one to get a calendar and it was one for his desk at work. The funny thing was they were all wondering where their calendars were. Funny creatures, families. See ya soon.

Biomouse said...

Well Carola I'll simply say that Yosemite has long been one of my favorite spots having grown up in Fresno, CA and your photos are absolutely amazing. You've shown me a Yosemite I haven't seen before!